now that you stopped doing Lenny and Shinko can you tell us some stuff about it? like how you came up with everything and what was going to happen?
Well I suppose we owe you guys something so sure!
Coming up with the show
It all started during an AIM conversation with my good friend Hikari. We talked about what we liked and didn’t like about the Disney Sequels and it slowly spawned into ‘Why don’t we make videos about this?’
The idea for a Toon and Human duo spawned from Roger Rabbit of course, and the fact that no one had really done it before as far as internet reviewing goes. Nothing really went into the name for Shinko, it just sort of happened *shurg*
Coming up with the characters
The story behind Sinko is actually kinda funny. I think it was sometime after our Pinocchio review, we already had some fans and one of them actually made a small fanfic about us! It was cute enough, but what stuck out to us was the fact that at one point, Shinko was mispelled to ‘Sinko’
We started joking that Sinko was like Shinko’s idiot cousin or something, and we kind of compared her to Homsar a bit. From there the joke grew until the character stuck, she was originally just going to be an annoying character with the intention of “If they like her then awesome! If they find her annoying, we did our job” But people seemed to really like Sinko and she grew on us too :)
The Nega Trio
I’m a huge sucker for evil doubles and this was no exception. I based Nega-Lenny off three characters.
His overall appearance and smug attitude came from Scourge The Hedgehog/NegaSonic
His angry, hostile, and homicidal tendancies came from Negaduck
And I took a bit of his personality from Linkara’s 90’s Kid. Not so much the ‘DUUUUUUUUDE’ but more on a very sterotypical 90’s point of view on what’s cool
Nega Shinko was meant just to be absolutely insane to the point where she horrified even Nega-Lenny.
She actually had a MUCH bigger role but….me and the artist/voice actor behind Nega Shinko had a falling out and at the time, it just didn’t feel right to get someone else to voice her and still use their art. I’m only using it now as an example. In the end her role was squashed down
Since Sinko was a dolt, it’d only make sense that Nega Sinko was a genius. Nega Sinko was going to betray the Negas and join Lenny, Shinko, and Sinko in the main cast. She was going to provide Lenny with a lot of gadgets and weapons for future arcs, and was mostly going to be an impartial third party to whatever wackiness the duo got into
What was going to happen
We had a lot of ideas, including
Sequel Shredder: A special review where we were to look at Disney Sequels, and judged the good from the bad. If the bad outweighed the good, we’d run the DVD through a disk shredder!
Umbra: She was the reason behind the infamous Halloween Special that never happened. She was going to be the next arc villain.
What was going to happen was that Lenny was going to review Nightmare Ned, and a shadow creature named Umbra would come from the game and start tormenting Lenny with his negative thoughts and fears over the course of the next few months.